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Poll: How relevant are 1000cc sportsbikes on UK roads?

James Keen, 03 March 2009 14:21

MCN wants to find out what British bikers think about the issues facing motorcycling today. That's why from now on we'll be running weekly polls to gather your opinions on all aspects of biking. This week's questions is: How relevant are 1000cc sportsbikes on British roads? Surely no one really needs 170bhp? Or is that part of the appeal?    How relevant ...

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New MCN Feb 18: 7 world first tests!

James Keen, 18 February 2009 18:55

In this week's issue of MCN the 2009 Yamaha beats the Honda Fireblade and is set to redefine how we ride sportsbikes. Read all about why the R1 is king in our road test, which takes place on the epic Route Napoleon in the South of France. Ducati's practical superbike is revealed in a computer-generated mock-up that one Ducati Dealer who ...

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Friday Funny: Great Escape tribute

James Keen, 23 January 2009 15:12

An advert for Anchor butter shows a cow making a Steve McQueen style bid for freedom with a daredevil motorcycle jump. The tribute to one of the most famous bike scenes of all time from 'The Great Escape' differs from the original in a big way though - this time around he makes it and wheelies off into the sunset!

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Free Demon Tweeks 2009 catalogue available now

James Keen, 21 January 2009 09:00

Demon Tweeks have released their 2009 motorcycle clothing and accessories catalogue and you can get a copy from their website for free now. The 236 page catalogue features a huge collection of motorcycle clothing, performance parts and styling accessories from a selection of top brands. New names this year include Jardine, Laser, Zard and Arata (Exhausts), K Tech (Suspension), Armstrong and ...

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Lawrence of Arabia letters fetch £10,000 at auction

James Keen, 09 December 2008 10:15

A bundle of letters the infamous T.E. Lawrence wrote to an RAF Flight Sergeant in 1932 and '33 have been sold at auction for a staggering £10,000, showing that the cult figure remains as popular and intriguing as ever. T.E. Lawrence (or 'Lawrence of Arabia' as he is more commonly known) was famous for his passion for motorcycles. He had a particular soft ...

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KTM's X-Bow shows car makers how things are done

James Keen, 29 September 2008 13:37

Austrian firm KTM may be more famous for their hardcore range of offroad-inspired motorcycles, but that doesn't mean they can't teach car manufacturers a thing or too about how things are done in the 4-wheeled world. In a recent feature by CAR magazine which set out to find the Performance Car of the Year 2008, the KTM X-Bow won the ...

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By Any Means: Exclusive extract of Charley Boorman's new book

James Keen, 25 September 2008 15:01

MCN has teamed up with By Any Means to bring you an exclusive extract of Charley Boorman's new book, which chronicles his exploits in his latest round the world adventure. By Any Means is the story of his latest journey, which saw Charley travelling over 20,000 miles through twenty five countries and three continents... by any means. The epic voyage started ...

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Charity Auction: 10 countries in 10 days for Riders for Health

James Keen, 02 September 2008 13:47

In June 2009, Mike Burns & Ash Nixon will depart from their home in Wales and ride 2,000 miles though 10 countries in as many days. Mike, who will be riding his Suzuki SV650S and his friend Ash, on his BMW F650GS, are undertaking this epic journey in aid of charity Riders for Health. The guys have been itching to do a big ...

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Charity Auction: Signed James Toseland & Leon Haslam merchandise

James Keen, 18 August 2008 13:40

Superstar racers James Toseland and Leon Haslam have very kindly donated signed merchandise for auction in aid of the Childrens Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. MotoGP rider James Toseland sent a personally signed riders card, depicting his trademark no. 52, in aid of the charity. CLICK HERE to view the James Toseland auction BSB rider Leon Haslam donated a ...

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Boris Johnson demands bus lanes be opened to motorcycles

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 10:54

London Mayor Boris Johnson has instructed Transport for London (TfL) to ensure that motorcycles are allowed to use the capital’s bus lanes before the end of the year. Sign our petition to open bus lanes to motorcycles Johnson issued the instruction as part of a series of measures he wants to see introduced to cut congestion in the city, after ...

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